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Hey guys, I have a couple quick questions about DP-Tuner. I have heard alot of great things about them but i was wondering a couple things:

- Is a single pos Econo chip safe to run w/ a stock tranny 24/7 ?
-In the city realistically what mpg can i expect, if i drive easily
-Highway mileage?

Currently I have a straight pipe 3.5" and a afe Stage I intake

Thanks for the help!
 

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Hey guys, I have a couple quick questions about DP-Tuner. I have heard alot of great things about them but i was wondering a couple things:

- Is a single pos Econo chip safe to run w/ a stock tranny 24/7 ?

If that's what you want, he actually sells an upgraded pcm just for that.

-In the city realistically what mpg can i expect, if i drive easily
-Highway mileage?

Currently I have a straight pipe 3.5" and a afe Stage I intake

Thanks for the help!
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Absolutely.

If you want to do a PCM with a daily driving tune you can do that. You can get a single position F5 chhip and then add tunes later if you want to. We also have the New Edge Evo II that Jody can put his 7.3 chip tunes on.

As far as fuel mileage there so many variables. Fuel adequency, driving style, and maintenence of the truck. Driving around in town in a tow tune is my favorite because how the down shift is. Makes it easier while driving in traffic. The 60 tow or 80 tow is perfect for that. Open highway I would choose the 80 Hp Daily driver tune.

Ultimately mpg gains, we like to see 2-4 better.

Diane
 

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it really depends on what kind of mileage you are getting now and how heavy your foot is. If you have a light foot, you might see 1-2 mpg improvement. Dont want to tell you that u will get more than that for the sake that u could be disappointed
 

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Absolutely.

If you want to do a PCM with a daily driving tune you can do that. You can get a single position F5 chhip and then add tunes later if you want to. We also have the New Edge Evo II that Jody can put his 7.3 chip tunes on.

As far as fuel mileage there so many variables. Fuel adequency, driving style, and maintenence of the truck. Driving around in town in a tow tune is my favorite because how the down shift is. Makes it easier while driving in traffic. The 60 tow or 80 tow is perfect for that. Open highway I would choose the 80 Hp Daily driver tune.

Ultimately mpg gains, we like to see 2-4 better.

Diane
Now what exactly is a PCM? Thanks for the info i just want somthing SAFE and a little better mpg.
 

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PCM- Power Control Module.

Located up underneath the dash on the drivers side in a black plastic housing. It's what we consider the "brains" of the truck.

Diane
 

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PCM- Power Control Module.

Located up underneath the dash on the drivers side in a black plastic housing. It's what we consider the "brains" of the truck.

Diane

oh ok, thats what i thought but im not trying to put that much money in to a tune. I think the single pos 80 econo is what i should go with.
 

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I work with a guy (Subman: not here yet) that runs a PCM flashed the the 80hp econo and he loves it. He regularly tows his boat or camper with no problems. I think he said he' getting 19.5 mpg with his '02 SC long bed 2 wheel drive, auto tranny. As mentioned before, you start adding mods and as the big power guys break stuff and figure out how to get around breaking stuff, you buy more and more. It is a nasty cycle that has no end. (Well maybe it ends with an extra drain hole in the block) but no worries with the 80 hp econo.

Scott
 

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Thats how it all starts.
"Ill just do one tune" and its all over from there cause you WILL want more
Yeah, I remember when I said that. :D
 

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Religiously 2-3 MPG gain with 80 Econ......
 

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You might want to go with a F5 if you do any driving in the snow.. JMHO...
 

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What would the reason for that be? Less power for traction?
 

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Yes, too many ponies (Actually TQ) for too little traction.
 
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